New Zealand Work Entrepreneur

New Zealand is one of the best-internationalized economies not only in Oceania but also in the entire world. Its location, high productivity, first-rate infrastructure and encouraging policies really make it one of the best destinations for investment to foreign investors.

Whatever you want to achieve in New Zealand, our aim is to ensure that you understand the entire process from start to finish, allowing you to cut through the jargon and red tape to realise your dream of living in New Zealand.

This visa is for people who want to work in their own business in New Zealand. To apply, you’ll need to provide a detailed business plan, have at least NZ $100,000 to invest in your business and be able to claim 120 points on our points scale. If you’re granted this visa, you can buy or set up a business without living here permanently, or as a first step towards New Zealand residence.


  • New Zealand Entrepreneur Work Entrepreneur

Investment Type

Suggested sectors include:

  • Hospitality, Catering
  • IT Data Centers
  • Shipping
  • Technology
  • Oil & Gas
  • Export
  • Consumer Products
  • Green Energy and Seafood Maritime.

Investment Required

  • The official requirements indicate an investment of NZD100,000

Investment Schedule

  • If it is approved your application for an investor visa, you have 12 months to transfer your funds to New Zealand and invest in an acceptable investment.


  • Access to Permanent Residency in 2-years
  • Spouse and children under 21 dependent visas
  • Dependent children under 21 may attend the school
  • Travel freely in and out of New Zealand

Special Conditions

  • Enough funds to support family

Visa Duration

  • Duration of visa: Valid for 1 Year
  • Extension of visa: Valid for 3 Years
  • Eligible to Permanent Residence

Visa Acceptance

  • How long till acceptance: 18 months

You can apply online from your home country or any other country outside New Zealand where you live.

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